Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book that I am still reading:  The Bookseller  by Cynthia Swanson

Pg. 57
  Now it all makes perfect sense. In the real world, Lars did have a heart attack and die, just as the newspaper obituary said he did.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Now new books in my mailbox last week but looking forward to catch-up time.

Reading: The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

Follows a woman in the 1960's who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams.

How about you?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are from the book: The Invention Of Fire by Bruce Holsinger

1. Culverins- are long-range medium to heavy cannons used during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Medieval muskets.

2. Roan Mare- is a horse that has white hairs fairly evenly distributed throughout the coat of the main body.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Memory Of Violets by Hazel Gaynor Post-Review

A Memory Of Violets  by Hazel Gaynor        Post- Review

  This is a remarkable story of two sisters, growing up in the desolate streets of London in 1876. They are soon orphaned, impoverished and are forced to sell flowers on the streets to survive. They are cruelly separated one day at a very young age and vow to reunite one day and never stop looking for each other, no matter what the future brings for them. It's very heart rendering how two people who loved each other very much never gave up. This is a definite read.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book called: The Bookseller  by  Cynthia Swanson.

pg. 43

    Tears well in my eyes as I study the photographs. So many of these faces, like my cousins', are those I do not see often enough. Some, like Aunt Beatrice and my grandparents, are people who have passed out of my life already. I think suddenly about what it means to grow old.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received two new books in my mailbox last week:

The Forgetting Place  by John Burley

Menaker State Hospital is a curse, a refuge, a prison, a necessity, a nightmare, a salvation.

Night Is The Hunter  By Steven Gore

They call it pulling the trigger. Not by a killer in the night, but by a judge on the bench.

What did you receive in your mailbox?


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book:   A Memory Of Violets  by Hazel Gaynor

pg. 52
"Ah, I see you have found our missing Buttons." Mrs. Pearce folded her arms across her chest as it became apparent to her what had happened.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I had a stuffed mailbox last week, I received 5 new titles.

A Memory Of Violets  by Hazel Gaynor

The Bookseller  by Cynthia Swanson

The Invention Of Fire  by Bruce Holsinger

A Head Full Of Ghosts  by Paul Tremby

My Father's Wives  by Mike Greenberg

What goodies did you receive?

Murder On The Champ De Mars by Cara Black Post

Murder On The Champ De Mars    By Cara Black       Post

   In Paris, Aimee Leduc, a single mother with a 6 month old baby, tries to run her detective agency and still get enough sleep.
Her heart is in this investigation, since it involves her father's death, ten years ago.
This story is filled with interesting characters and dangerous situations  for her. She has to forge on and get to the bottom of this unsolved murder.Although constantly worrying about her baby and the situations she gets into. Truly a good mystery.
 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are from the book:  Murder On The Champ De Mars  by Cara Black

1. Escritoire- is a secretary desk, that comes in various styles.

2. Paulownia tree- is a deciduous tree native to central and western China.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dead End Deal By Allen Wyler Post

Dead End Deal    By Allen Wyler      Post

   This is a true page turning event as neurosurgeon Jon Ritter's medical breakthrough is about to be tested. It concerns the transplanting of non-human stem cells to stop alzheimer's disease.
As he tries his experiment in another country and things go wrong, it is a roller coaster ride for him to get back to the U.S.since he is being targeted in an international manhunt. It is a good thrilling experience and I enjoyed reading it.



Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:  Murder On The Champ De Mars by Cara Black

pg 63

     They questioned the staff who were on duty last night, she said. Each of them has accounted for their whereabouts last night pre-and-post shift.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

No new books in my mailbox last week. What did you receive?

Finished reading: Dead End Deal  by Allen Wyler

Started Reading:  Murder On The Champ De Mars   by Cara Black



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Gadji- A gypsy word for non-gypsy females.In the South of France, used amongst the young to describe a woman or girl.

Tisane- A herbal tea made from the infusion of herbs, spices, in hot water.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from a book I am still reading:  Dead End Deal  by Allen Wyler

Teaser:
pg. 130

He watched a lone man walk an arthritic dog to a square in the sidewalk where a tree struggled to survive, and wondered what their story was.